A Numarine XP explorer yacht is a spacious, comfortable displacement vessel with excellent seakeeping. Formed of five models ranging from 22 to 45 metres in length, the XP line’s first 37-metre unit, Alaia, was set free during the summer of 2021. She will soon be joined by the other four 37XP projects in build, plus those that the yard’s founder and CEO, Ömer Malaz, confirmed will make up the sold out 2022 and 2023 order books.
The demand for the 37XP is consistently high, as not only does the 37-metre yacht house all of the qualities of the range, but her design by the yard’s long-term partner Can Yalman is packed with a wealth of amenities usually found on larger yachts. Here, Yalman, together with Ömer Malaz share exactly what there is to love about the 37XP’s powerful explorer design.
Based on the same technical platform as its smaller predecessor, the 32XP, the 37XP offers an extra 4.47 metres in length. Subsequently, she holds 345 GT of interior volume – an extra 150 GT compared to the 32XP. This extra space is what affords her spacious general arrangement populated with everything a yachtsperson might need for long vacations at sea.
“The explorer series started with the idea that different sizes would be easily transferable and remain recognisable,” says Yalman, who worked alongside Umberto Tagliavini for the naval architecture. “We wanted to offer a bigger model than the 32XP since some clients loved her volume,” adds Malaz. “But they wished for a slightly bigger yacht as they already owned 30-32-metre yachts. So, it was definitely the demand of the market that pushed us towards the 37XP.”
With so much space available, the 37XP is home to several social areas. As one of the key areas on board, the main deck saloon benefits from large windows and sliding doors leading to the outdoor aft deck. Where a second saloon would normally be found above on the upper deck, the owner’s suite can be found with an aft-facing bed that overlooks a huge private deck. The remaining four guest suites and a nanny cabin are located on the lower deck. “Numarine builds what an experienced yachtsperson wants, that is what is XP is about, to be able to cruise further in total comfort,” says Malaz.
As the highest point on board, the yacht’s fourth deck is dedicated to the 84-square-metre flybridge. Running almost 10 metres, the open outdoor space features a helm for the captain with the remaining space able to be fitted with anything from sun loungers, lounge furniture and a dining table, to a bar and Jacuzzi. Down below at water level, the lower deck’s aft 34-square-metre beach club is formed of a bathing platform and a cosy indoor lounge. While all of Numarine’s products are customisable, the 37XP is offered in a standard layout with two different interior designs. On top of this, clients can personalise the interior decor to suit them as well as add in amenities such as a cinema, a larger gym or a particular style of kitchen.
Can Yalman wanted the explorer series to have a “strong, rugged and robust look”. To achieve his aim, Yalman penned a knuckle bow and an X-shape in the superstructure amidships to clearly differentiate the look from the 32XP. “Our explorer models’ style is bold and dynamic which has become more of a long-standing characteristic of Numarine,” says Malaz. “We have seen how these models have become timeless icons all around the world.”
However, a common trait of the XP series is the yachts’ consistently good performance. Achieved through innovative naval architecture, the 37XP was given a stable hull that was proven to withstand all weather conditions. She’s also fuel efficient, and can reach a top speed of 14 knots and a range of 6000nm when travelling at 8 knots, which is on par with some of the world’s best expedition yachts in her class.
Having worked with Silent Line, a company known for its innovations to control noise and vibration, Numarine has found a unique solution to ensure its yachts run quietly. As a result, Numarine’s explorer series are some of the quietest yachts available on the market today.
While the 37XP yacht is cruising at 9 knots, the noise levels inside can be between 34.6dB and 45.7dB which is equivalent to a library (44dB) or having a conversation at home (50dB). As RINA Class requires a yacht’s noise and vibration levels to be between 50dB to 60dB to comply, Numarine superyachts more than exceed these expectations and offer high levels of comfort onboard. This was made possible after the companies undertook comprehensive engineering studies are carried out during the design stage for the yacht platform.
One of the most notable traits of the interior layout is the amount of natural light. “With the 37XP, we wanted more glass in the design,” says Yalman. With the main deck featuring large floor-to-ceiling windows in the saloon, plus side sliding doors, the effect feeds light into the interior and provides cleaner, uninterrupted lines on the outside. “The lines on the 37XP are a refinement of the robust look of the 32, with softer lines that accentuate the longer length and with fewer interruptions to create a balance between strength and elegance,” Yalman says. Throughout the yacht, guests have great views of the outdoor environment, particularly through the full-height windows in the owner’s cabin.Read More/Alaia: On board the 37XP Numarine flagship taking the US market by storm
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